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What is the I-601A Provisional Waiver

By Admin / October 19, 2022 /

One of the biggest misconceptions is that a waiver is a waiver and that’s not true. There are many different types of waivers and each one is specifically for some specific issue. We have seen a lot of people who try to do things themselves and will submit what they think is what the waiver…

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Interview with a USCIS Civil Surgeon – Everything You Wanted to Know About the I-693 Medical Exam

By Admin / October 13, 2022 /

When you apply for a green card (adjustment of status) in the United States, you usually need to have a medical examination. The exam must be done by a doctor who is authorized by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). USCIS designates certain doctors (also known as civil surgeons) to perform the medical exam required…

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Advantages and Disadvantages of a Spouse Visa

By Admin / October 12, 2022 /

Should I do a spouse visa or a fiancé visa? There is no right answer or wrong answer. A lot of times it’s going to be what fits best for that particular couple. That’s why we highly recommend having a consultation with an immigration attorney so that we can get to know you as a…

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Can I Bring My Family to the US?

By Admin / October 11, 2022 /

 Certain people who are permanent residents or US citizens are allowed to petition for other family members. We get this question really often from resident citizens and those who are wanting to be petitioned alike. Can I bring family members to the US? Our favorite lawyer answer is always it depends. It depends on…

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Who Must Attend a Consular Interview?

By Admin / October 9, 2022 /

On December 23, 2021, there was an announcement from the government stating that certain people do not have to attend an interview. This caused a lot of confusion. There were a lot of people who were thinking this means that they don’t have to go to an interview. Unfortunately, most of those people who are…

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What’s New With the Public Charge Rule?

By Admin / October 6, 2022 /

The public charge is something that has been in effect for decades with immigration but it has been gaining notoriety in the past couple of years under the past presidential administration. It came to light because they implemented a new rule. In 1999, they proposed a rule and that’s the guidelines that we’ve been following…

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What Information Does USCIS Know About You?

By Admin / October 4, 2022 /

Anytime somebody applies for some kind of benefit with USCIS specifically, you’re giving them loads of information. You’re giving them everything that they need to know about you. Your immigration history, your employment history, your previous addresses, your family history, your name, your social, your number. Everything. They have everything on you but a lot…

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Eligibility for Naturalization

By Admin / October 2, 2022 /

There are some general requirements you need to meet to be eligible for naturalization. You need to be at least 18 years of age You need to be a legal permanent resident of the U.S, You need to demonstrate the required physical presence for a specific time period You need to meet the filing jurisdiction…

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Affidavit of Support – What If I Don’t Make Enough?

By Admin / September 30, 2022 /

A common RFE is the Affidavit of Support and not satisfying all of those requirements. Let’s say USCIS has received the documents. For one reason or another, they are stating that the petitioner does not make enough money. You have basically two options. You could submit for a joint or co-sponsor or you could just…

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NVC Timeline

By Admin / September 20, 2022 /

Let’s talk about NVC or the National Visa Center wait times. Let’s back up for a bit on how we get to the NVC. As far as immigration for couples purposes, we start with a petition to USCIS. Many times, that is an I-130 spouse visa or an I-129 fiancé visa. Once that petition is…

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